Errors in Human Performance
Final rept. 1 Jun 1979-31 May 1980
CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA CENTER FOR HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING
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Work on this contract examined various applications of human information processing, focusing on the analysis of human error. As a result of the contract investigations, several areas of potential application were identified. One area of immediate possible application is in the design of human-machine interfaces, with particular concern for aspects of system design that lead to human error, taking into account what is known about human attentional and short-term memory limitations. The major focus of the research effort was devoted to the study of human error, especially those made by highly skilled operators in complex, high-demand systems. A classification scheme for these errors was developed.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems